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Crab-Filled Veggie Bites Recipe

Crab-Filled Veggie Bites Recipe

Whenever I go to a party, friends and family hope I bring these appetizers with me. The crab filling is also good piped onto celery or used as a cracker spread. Range the horseradish to suit your tastes. —Debbie Bloomer of Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 fresh snow peas
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 cup finely chopped imitation crabmeat
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Directions

  • 1. Cut the top of each tomato; scoop out pulp with a small spoon and discard. Invert tomatoes on paper towels to drain; let stand for 1-3 hours.
  • 2. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add snow peas. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place peas in ice water. Drain and pat dry; refrigerate.
  • 3. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; mix well. Using a sharp knife, make a slit down the side of each pea pod. Fill peas and tomatoes with crab mixture. Arrange on a serving platter; cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 14 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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